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Support for those living with motor neurone disease

Community, Support

4 July 2024

Jonathan Spencer

📸 VANESSA LAURIE / Taranaki Daily News

When retired vet Jonathan Spencer found out in 2021 he had motor neurone disease, it was like being hit with a sledgehammer.

“The thing about it is people react in different ways when they get a diagnosis of a terminal disease. Some people just want to shut themselves off from the rest of the world. Other people want support,” he says.

Jonathan has now re-established a support group in New Plymouth, alongside Jennifer Smart whose mother died of MND.

Read the article in the Taranaki Daily News here:
https://www.thepost.co.nz/nz-news/350325086/support-those-living-motor-neurone-disease

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